Locked rooms: a Mary Russell novel

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Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are back in Laurie R. King’s highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling mystery series. And this time the first couple of detection pair up to unlock the buried memory of a shocking crime with the power to kill again–lost somewhere in Russell’s own past.After departing Bombay by ship, Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are en route to the bustling modern city of San Francisco. There, Mary will settle some legal affairs surrounding the inheritance of her family’s old estate. But the closer they get to port, the more Mary finds herself prey to troubling dreams and irrational behavior–a point not lost on Holmes, much to Russell’s annoyance.In 1906, when Mary was six, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake and a raging fire that reduced the city to rubble. For years, Mary has denied any memory of the catastrophe that for days turned the fabled streets into hell on earth. But Holmes suspects that some hidden trauma connected with the “unforgettable” catastrophe may be the real culprit responsible for Mary’s memory lapse. And no sooner do they begin to familiarize themselves with the particulars of the Russell estate than it becomes apparent that whatever unpleasantness Mary has forgotten, it hasn’t forgotten her. Why does her father’s will forbid access to the house except in the presence of immediate family? Why did someone break in, then take nothing of any value? And why is Russell herself targeted for assassination?The more questions they ask of Mary’s past, the more people from that past turn out to have died violent, unexplained deaths. Now, with the aid of a hard-boiled young detective and crime writer named Hammett, Russell and Holmes find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leads them through the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic car “accident” that a fourteen-year-old Mary alone survived–an accident that may not have been an accident at all. What Russell is about to discover is that even a forgotten past never dies…and it can kill again.
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Grouping Titlelocked rooms
Grouping Authorlaurie r king
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780553801972

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display_description"A truly bravura performance [with] all the magnetic appeal of the best of the original Conan Doyle novels."—The Strand Magazine
En route to San Francisco to settle her family's estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better.
Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn't forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent's marriage and the tragic "accident" that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies . . . and it can kill again.
BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive and Pirate King.
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seriesMary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries
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subject_facetBritish -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Hammett, Dashiell, -- 1894-1961 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Holmes, Sherlock
Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction
Intelligence officers -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Murder victims' families -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Russell, Mary -- (Fictitious character), -- 1900-
Russell, Mary -- (Fictitious character), -- 1900- -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Fiction
Spy stories
Women detectives -- India -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
title_displayLocked rooms : a Mary Russell novel
title_fullLocked Rooms
Locked rooms : a Mary Russell novel / Laurie R. King
Locked rooms [electronic resource] King, Laurie R.
title_shortLocked rooms
title_suba Mary Russell novel
Hammett, Dashiell
Historical Fiction
Holmes, Sherlock
Intelligence officers
Married women
Murder victims' families
Russell, Mary
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
Women detectives
Women private investigators